ChristianaCare

Pulmonary Function Lab

Preparing for Your Appointment

Some insurers require a referral form from your doctor or an authorization document from your insurance company. If you do not know your insurance company’s requirements, please contact your doctor’s office or the insurer’s customer service department for assistance.

Please call the lab at least two days before your test date. You will receive pre-test instructions, which may include stopping use of your breathing medications. If you do not follow the instructions, you might need to reschedule your test.

What to bring on the day of your test

Please bring photo identification and your insurance cards. If you have a referral form from your doctor or an authorization document from your insurance company, please bring those as well.

Refer to the description of the specific tests you are scheduled to take for additional information about what to wear or other requirements.

Directions to the lab inside Christiana Hospital

Go into the hospital’s main entrance. Wheelchairs are available here if you require one. Walk around the information desk and down the hallway along the left side of the Triangle Room Coffee Shop. This short hallway intersects with a long hallway called Outpatient Way. Turn left on Outpatient Way. Walk to Station 5, where you turn left again. The lab is the first door on the right in room 1571. The walk from the main entrance to the lab is about 300 feet.

Directions to the lab inside Wilmington Hospital

Go the hospital’s main entrance. Wheelchairs are available here if you require one. Follow the “Main Hospital” signs. Once you enter the hospital, make a right. Follow this hallway and make the next left. The lab is directly ahead in room 1156.

Obtaining your test results

Your doctor’s office will receive your results within three to four days after your test. Please contact your doctor’s office for results.

Pulmonary Function Laboratory
Christiana Hospital, Room 1571
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718 directions
302-733-1559
7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday
Wilmington Hospital, Room 1156
501 W. 14th St.
Wilmington, DE 19801 directions
302-428-2259
7:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday